Edison Mall and Edison Ford Shoppes Celebrate Juneteenth
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Flashback to the 1920's Inspired Tea to Raise Awareness &Funds for Black Owned Nonprofits

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Floridant -- Edison Mall working in partnerships with Edison Ford Shoppes and Edison Ford Estates will be hosting a tea set in the 1920's featuring Mina Edison (wife of Thomas Edison) and Dr. Ella Mae Piper (philanthropist, hair stylist and doctor in Fort Myers) discussing the changes in Fort Myers. The Juneteenth Celebration Tea will be held on June 19th from 12 pm to 3 pm between Entrance F (Avis) and Entrance G (LensCrafters) in front of Dillard's. A traditional tea with cakes and pastries will be prepared and served by Edison Ford Shoppes.

"We are proud to offer events and activities that bring people together to ignite the spirit of community, while supporting our local small businesses," states Brad Lunn, General Manager for Edison Mall. "Honoring events like Juneteenth, gives us all an opportunity to learn about the past and brighten our future."

The roles of Mina Edison and Dr. Ella Mae Piper will be played by Susan Tutko, Guest Services Coordinator at the Edison Ford Shoppe and LaTonga Henderson, Security Director with Allied Universal Security. These incredibly passionate and devoted women became friends around 1916 and remained friends for a number of years. Guest will learn the rich history not only of these two extraordinary women, but also learn of the changes that were happening within our own community. In addition to the performances, there will be live painters on site creating Juneteenth and 1920's inspired canvases.  These canvases will be for auction with proceeds going to locally black owned nonprofits.  This is an event that shouldn't be missed. Register here today!

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In addition, Edison Mall is supporting the Ft. Myers community during the Spring Fling event. Guests may:
  • Donate canned goods/nonperishables to help support our local American Legion Post 38 and help veterans in need.
  • Donate old towels, blankets, dog or cat food to help support the Gulf Coast Humane Society.
  • Donate new or gently used books to help support Believe N Books who bring books to our underserved communities and schools.
  • Sign up to be a volunteer with Quality Life Center and mentor our youth to become the best they can be.
Edison Mall remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. To learn more about Juneteenth and other events at Edison Mall, follow along on social media and visit shopedisonmall.com (http://www.shopedisonmall.com/)

Edison Mall is open Monday -Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday - Saturday 10 a.m.to 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call (239) 939-1933 or visit shopedisonmall.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/EdisonMall (https://www.facebook.com/EdisonMall). Follow us Instagram @ShopEdisonMall (https://instagram.com/ShopEdisonMall).

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